Release Information:

Release date: April 11, 2013
Category: Latest Public Beta Test Release

Main Version: BDP9xAU-77-0308
Loader Version: CN0900
Sub Version: MCU93-09-0218 (BDP-93AU), MCU95-08-0218 (BDP-95AU)

This release is still a beta test version, not an official release. Use it only if you would like to experiment with the new features and improvements. There is a very small chance of the new features and improvements not working properly. If that happens, please report any issue to us.

Release Notes:

This version is designed for the OPPO BDP-93AU and BDP-95AU Blu-ray Disc players. Comparing to the previous official release version BDP9xAU-74-0908, the major changes are:

1. Improved the support for "Episode Resume" feature observed on "Game of Thrones: Season 1 (BD, 2012)". It is similar to the "Disc Unbound" feature observed on new FOX releases, which allows the audience to select the episode located on another disc, and once the correct disc is loaded, the player will directly jump to the pre-selected episode and start to play. 

2. General disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted disc samples.
This firmware version has added the network streaming services of its American counterpart. Please add a note to explain this to the users.

All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version.

Note that as these updates are not region specific, some apps may not be suitable to function on Australian BDP-9XAU Players.

To check your players current firmware version:

Press Set-up on the remote > Device Set-up > Firmware Information.

Firmware Upgrade Instructions:

WARNING: Although firmware upgrade is an easy and usually trouble-free process, it is important to ensure that the power supply to the player is stable, and the upgrade process is not interrupted. A failed firmware upgrade can render the player unusable.
 
WARNING: Please do not attempt to load US or EU version firmware to your AU model player. Your player will detect the firmware file as incorrect or corrupt.
 
There are three ways to upgrade the firmware: If your player has an Internet connection the easiest way to upgrade the firmware is the "Via Network" method. If you have a USB thumb drive, you may choose the "Via USB" method. You can also use the "Via Disc" method by preparing a firmware upgrade CD yourself or requesting a firmware CD from IDA customer service. Please follow one of the three procedures below based on the upgrade method chosen.

 

Firmware Upgrade via the Internet:

    1. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Eject the disc tray from the OPPO player and remove any disc. Make sure that the player is not playing any content.
    2. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device SetupFirmware Upgrade, and then Via Network.
    3. The player will start searching for the new firmware from an OPPO firmware server. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Use the remote control to respond to on-screen prompts. Do not use the front panel buttons because the front panel buttons will stop working during the upgrade process.
    4. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
    5. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically.
    6. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Repeat from Step 2 above until the player reports that it already has the latest version. This will ensure that the player downloads and installs all parts of the firmware update.
    7. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup > Firmware Information.
    8. Important final step: From the setup menu, select Device SetupReset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
    9. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade.

Firmware Upgrade via a USB Thumb Drive:

    1. Click HERE to download the firmware file BDP9xAU-77-0308.zip
    2. Insert a USB thumb drive to the computer that stores the downloaded .zip file. (The USB drive must be in FAT or FAT32 format, not NTFS. If you are not sure, just use a new USB drive that is 2GB or smaller since small drives are usually factory-formatted in FAT/FAT32.) Unzip the firmware file to the USB drive. Verify that the USB drive now contains a UPG folder and that the UPG folder is in the root/main directory of the USB drive. Please ensure that the UPG folder is not contained within any other folder. There are 2 files in the UPG folder: BDP9XAU.BIN, BDP9XAU.SIGN.
    3. Remove the USB drive from the computer.
    4. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Eject the disc tray from the OPPO player and remove any disc. Make sure that there is no other USB drive connected to the player.
    5. Insert the USB drive containing the firmware file to a USB port on the player's front or back panel.
    6. The player usually can recognize the firmware file and prompt you for firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device SetupFirmware Upgrade, and then Via USB.
    7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Use the remote control to respond to on-screen prompts. Do not use the front panel buttons because the front panel buttons will stop working during the upgrade process.
    8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
    9. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically. Unplug the USB drive after the player turns itself off.
    10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please contact us to obtain the firmware files that are missing from a previous update.
    11. Important final step: From the setup menu, select Device SetupReset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
    12. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Erase or discard the firmware disc so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

Firmware Upgrade via CD:

  1. If you requested a firmware CD from IDA customer service, jump to step 5 of this procedure. You may also follow steps 2 - 4 to burn a firmware CD. (For Mac OS X users, a special CD burning tutorial is available here.)
  2. Click here to download the firmware CD image file BDP9xAU-77-0308-CD-Image.iso
  3. Use your favorite CD/DVD burning software to burn a firmware disc from the downloaded CD image file. While doing this, make sure you are not creating a new data disc, but burning from the already-created ISO CD image. Please consult your CD burning software's help/instruction manual for more information on how to do this. Some general instruction for common CD burning software is listed below.
  4. After the disc is burned, verify on the computer that the disc now contains a UPG folder. There are 2 files in the UPG folder: BDP9XAU.BIN, BDP9XAU.SIGN. This is your firmware disc.
  5. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Make sure that the player is not playing any content.
  6. Eject the disc tray, put in the firmware disc, and then close the tray. The player usually can recognize the firmware disc and prompt you for firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device SetupFirmware Upgrade, and then Via Disc.
  7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Use the remote control to respond to on-screen prompts. Do not use the front panel buttons because the front panel buttons will stop working during the upgrade process.
  8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPEN THE DISC TRAY, TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
  9. Remove the disc from the tray when the tray ejects out. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically. In case the player retracts the tray and turns off before you remove the firmware disc, press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the front panel. The player will turn on and the tray will eject. Remove the disc at this time.
  10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please contact us to obtain the firmware files that are missing from a previous update.
  11. Important final step: From the setup menu, select Device SetupReset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
  12. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Erase or discard the firmware disc so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.